books

School Book Bans Are Rising at an Unprecedented Rate

According to a report by PEN America, 50 conservative advocacy groups moved to ban more than 1648 books in 32 states within the last school year. The report speaks to a growing push for censorship in public schools nationwide.

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The New “A League of Their Own” Remake TV Show Doesn’t Shy Away From Strong Reputation

The recent Amazon Prime remake “A League of Their Own” demonstrated the highs and lows of what life was like in the 1940s as being a Black transgender man.

pop culture

UK’s First Major Exhibition Of Korean Culture To Open At London’s V&A Museum

The term “hallyu,” meaning Korean Wave, entered mainstream culture in the 1990s. It refers to the prominence of Korean culture in things like movies, theater, music, and fandoms. Now, the London V&A is gearing up to host its first exhibition of Korean culture in the modern world.

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Thanks To Her Skill and Selflessness, A Writer Has Shown Women How to Achieve Resilience and Empowerment | Toya Raylonn Vickers

Oftentimes, we may find that our hobbies and professions can serve much more than simple pastimes and careers. They can be tools of comfort, learning, and most importantly, resilience. Faced with a mountain of challenges, author and writer Toya Raylonn Vickers has used her writing skills not only to empower herself, but women going through the same struggles she once did.

Disney Refusing To Cut LGBTQ Scene In Doctor Strange 2 For Saudi Arabia

An official from Saudi Arabia has said that while the nation is not planning on banning Doctor Strange 2 for its inclusion of a 12-second scene referring to a lesbian character, they’re still trying to get Marvel to cut the scene.

How An Author And Reiki Master Is Giving Positivity And Empowerment To Those In Dark Places | Paula Vail

The phrase “happiness is fleeting” is one that has become more profound in recent times. In a world full of sadness and anger, Reiki Master and Wellness Inspired CEO Paula Vail is looking to switch up the mood by bringing fresh attitudes and a more positive outlook into those struggling with their inner turmoils.

How A Children’s Book Author Strives To Teach Conflict Resolution and Peace | Julie Penshorn

Current events around the world have made avoiding conflict impossible, which is why children’s book author Julie Penshorn strives to teach children the importance of handling difficult situations and the value of finding peace.

Healing Through Love And Communication: How Holistic Healing Is Advancing Healthcare For Everyone | Dr. Bonnie McLean

Back in the 1970’s, holistic and natural forms of healing were overlooked and underestimated as viable treatment options. Now, the field has grown monumentally, and is teaching individuals how to heal their mind, body, and spirit as one entity. Dr. Bonnie McLean has been in the holistic healing industry for nearly 40 years, and was a practicing nurse for 20 years before that, so she’s been able to combine her knowledge of both Chinese and Western Medicine, as well as counseling and ancient practices, to provide an integrative approach in her healing work.

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword: Using Fiction To Better Understand The World | Mallory O’Connor

Art has always been humanity’s key to looking at the past and gaining a greater understanding of historical moments that shaped our world. Mallory O’Connor is an art historian, retired educator, and distinguished novelist who is passionate about using her writing as a means of better understanding the world and providing her readers with the inspiration to educate themselves on real world issues.

For This Caricature Artist, First Impressions Are A Vital Key | Christine Greene

Thanks to her ability to draw instant impressions from her subjects, artist Christine Greene swiftly creates fantastic caricatures that produce endless laughter and excitement. When it comes to her drawing process, Greene doesn’t focus on any specific facial features — such as eyes, nose, or mouth — to begin. Rather, she concentrates solely on the shape of her subject’s head, which she explains if done incorrectly can essentially break a drawing.